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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.040308.

Aesthetics of Chaotic Times in Notes of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang


Xin Sun

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Xin Sun

Shandong Vocational College of Industry, Zibo, China


The Northern Wei Dynasty was a relatively chaotic dynasty during the Southern and Northern Dynasties. The influence of the long-term turmoil since the Sixteen Kingdoms of five ethnic groups has not been dissipated until today. The Northern Wei Dynasty Yang Xuanzhi's Notes of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang (or in Pinyin Luoyang Qielan Ji) records the politics, characters, customs, geography and legends at that time based on the rise and fall of the Buddhist temple in Luoyang, the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty. This article analyses the special aesthetic tendencies in troubled times through the aspects of religion, state power, and myths in the chaotic times in Notes of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang.


Notes of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang; Religion; Power; Mythology; Aesthetics

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Xin Sun. Aesthetics of Chaotic Times in Notes of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 42-45. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.040308.


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